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BORDEN COUNTY, TEXAS

32 44' 24" N, 101 25' 48" W (32.74, -101.43)
Population: 641 (2010) 729 (2000) 799 (1990)
Total area: 906 square miles (2,350 km2)
897 square miles (2,320 km2) land
8.6 square miles (22 km2) (1.0%) water

Borden County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  •  TX Borden County location
    Contiguous Counties:
    Garza County (N) Scurry County (E) Mitchell County (SE) Howard County (S) Dawson County (W) Lynn County (NW)

    Borden County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

    BORDEN COUNTY

    Originally a part of Bexar District;
    created August 21, 1876;
    organized March 17, 1891.
    Named in honor of Gail Borden, 1801-1874, pioneer surveyor, newspaper editor, and inventor of the process of condensing milk;
    Gail, county seat.
    Borden County Courthouse
    Borden County Courthouse
    Borden County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy TXDoT

    Borden County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Gail
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  • Borden County Vintage Maps
    TX - Borden County 1907 postal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Borden County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX - Borden County 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Borden County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX - Borden County 1940s  map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Borden County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Borden County
    1936 Texas Centennial Marker
    Gail Tx - Borden County Centennial Marker
    Borden County Centennial Marker on courthouse square
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
    Gail Tx - Borden County Centennial Marker

    Borden County Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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